My daughter started refusing to go to school in grade 2. By grade 8, she was acting out and getting suspended multiple times a year. Many arguments, meetings, doctor appointments, counselling sessions, CPS visits. In grade 9 (new school), same thing. She is smart, shy, and sassy. She knows what to do to get suspended. She really doesn’t care about school or her education. She hates school! There is one person that she will go to school for. She is the only staff member she likes. If it wasn’t for Patty, she wouldn’t have gone back at all last year.